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Tara Reid
Tara Reid 2012.jpg
Reid at the American Reunion premiere in Sydney, 2012
BornTara Donna Reid
(1975-11-08) November 8, 1975 (age 38)
Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1987–present
 
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Tara Reid
Tara Reid 2012.jpg
Reid at the American Reunion premiere in Sydney, 2012
BornTara Donna Reid
(1975-11-08) November 8, 1975 (age 38)
Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1987–present

Tara Donna Reid (born November 8, 1975) is an American model and actress. Reid has acted on television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Days of our Lives, California Dreams, and Scrubs.

Her screen debut came in A Return to Salem's Lot (1987), followed by The Big Lebowski (1998), Urban Legend (1998), and American Pie (1999). She has since portrayed supporting as well as lead roles in several films, including Dr. T & the Women (2000), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), My Boss's Daughter (2003), Alone in the Dark (2005), American Reunion (2012), and Sharknado (2013). She was a housemate in the 2011 series of British reality television show Celebrity Big Brother.

Early life[edit]

Reid was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, the daughter of Donna and Tom Reid, both of whom were teachers and day-care center owners.[1] She is of English, Italian, Irish, Hungarian and French descent.[2] She attended St. Elizabeth's Catholic Elementary, Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Ramapo High School, John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, and graduated from Barnstable Academy, an alternative high school. She also attended Professional Children's School, in Manhattan, along with fellow actors Christina Ricci, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Macaulay Culkin.[3] Reid has twin younger siblings, Colleen Marie and Patrick John, and another brother, Tom.[4]

Career[edit]

Reid began acting at age nine, being a regular on the game show Child's Play, and appeared in over 100 commercials for corporations including Jell-O, McDonald's, Crayola and Milton Bradley. As a teenager, she was on Saved By The Bell: The New Class.

After moving to Hollywood in 1997, Reid transitioned to movies, landing her breakout role in 1998's The Big Lebowski. Though the film disappointed at the box office, grossing only $17 million in the US, it has gone on to become a cult favorite. Later that same year she appeared in a pair of more financially successful films, Cruel Intentions and Urban Legend, each of which grossed just under $40 million in the US and led to two sequels each, though none included Reid. Reid found her first taste of real mainstream success when she portrayed the role of the virginal Vickie in the wildly successful American Pie (1999), which grossed over $100 million in US. The film also marked her first film to reach #1 at the box office. In 2001, she reprised the role in American Pie 2, which opened to $45 million and grossed over $145 million in the US, almost 50% more than its predecessor. Reid did not return for American Wedding (2003), but did reprise the character in the fourth theatrical film in the series, American Reunion (2012).

Following the success of American Pie 2, Reid starred in a string of commercial and critical misfires including Josie and the Pussycats and National Lampoon's Van Wilder. She also starred as the youngest daughter of a Texas gynecologist in Robert Altman's Dr. T and the Women, alongside Richard Gere. She returned to the small screen as a recurring character on the NBC sitcom, Scrubs, appearing in 11 episodes of Season 3. Shortly thereafter, Reid appeared alongside Ashton Kutcher in My Boss's Daughter, for which she was nominated for both Worst Supporting Actress and Worst Screen Couple at the 2004 Golden Raspberry Awards. In 2005, she co-starred in infamous German filmmaker Uwe Boll's Alone in the Dark alongside Christian Slater. Her mispronunciation of "Newfoundland" became a popular internet catch phrase. The film was panned by critics and Reid received a Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress. As of October 2011, Reid has not headlined any wide release theatrical films since.

In January 2007, Reid filmed a commercial with Daniel Conn for Dodo, an Australian budget telephone and Internet provider. Reid signed on to host the E! Channel's Wild On Tara Reid (later renamed Taradise), a program that showcased high society vacations and hot spots. The show premiered in October 2005 but was canceled in February 2006 due to poor ratings, with only eight of the 14 episodes aired. Between 2007 and 2008, she starred in a string of direct-to-video films, including 7-10 Split/Strike, If I Had Known I Was a Genius (which was released at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival), and Clean Break/Unnatural Causes. She also played the main character in the made-for-television horror film Vipers. In 2010, she landed the role of Bonnie in the thriller film The Fields, which was released in 2011.

Reid also has designed a clothing line with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier, entitled Mantra, that hit high end department stores in 2009. Reid appeared in a pictorial in the January/February 2010 issue of Playboy, although earlier reports had indicated she had posed nude for the magazine.[5] In March 2011 she filmed a Funny or Die spoof trailer for The Big Lebowski 2.[6]

On August 18, 2011, Reid was the second housemate to enter the British reality series Celebrity Big Brother 8. On September 2, she received the fewest votes and became the third celebrity to be evicted from the house.[7]

In September 2011, Reid announced via her official Twitter page that she was to appear in Jedward's new music video for "Wow Oh Wow",[8] which they started shooting in late October of the same year.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2001, Reid and Carson Daly broke off an engagement.[9]

In October 2006, Reid acknowledged in an interview with Us Weekly that she had liposculpting.[10] In the interview she discusses how her plastic surgery "went wrong" and also explains why she decided to have plastic surgery done, saying that her breasts were uneven and that she wanted a "six pack" for a new movie role. The liposuction resulted in deformity. In the same interview, Reid's new plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Svehlak, reported that he performed a procedure called a "doughnut mastopexy" to correct her original augmentation, and performed additional liposuction in hopes to even out her stomach.

On January 18, 2010, Reid's boyfriend Michael Axtmann, an internet entrepreneur from Nuremberg, proposed to her at The Little Door restaurant in Los Angeles. The couple had reportedly planned an intimate ceremony for summer 2010.[11] However, on April 20, it was reported that the wedding had been called off and her relationship with Axtmann had ended, with a representative stating: "Tara Reid has confirmed that she will not be moving forward with her May 22 nuptials."[12]

Later that year in November, she started dating Danish businessman Michael Lillelund. According to People magazine, on August 14, 2011, Reid's spokesman reported that she and Lillelund were married the day before in Greece.[13] However, Lillelund denied it, stating he had not been in contact with Reid since February.[14] In August 2011, Reid publicized that she had married Bulgarian financier Zachary Kehayov, then in October of that year she announced that they were not legally married.[15][16]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1987A Return to Salem's LotAmandaFilm debut
1998The Big LebowskiBunny Lebowski
1998GirlCybil Grimes
1998I Woke Up Early the Day I DiedProm Queen / Nightclub Bartender
1998Urban LegendSasha Thomas
1999Cruel IntentionsMarci Greenbaum
1999Around the FireJennifer
1999American PieVictoria 'Vicky' Lathum
1999Body ShotsSara Olswang
2000Dr. T & the WomenConnie
2001Just VisitingAngelique
2001Josie and the PussycatsMelody Valentine
2001American Pie 2Victoria 'Vicky' Lathum
2002National Lampoon's Van WilderGwen Pearson
2003Devil's PondJulianneStraight-to-video
2003My Boss's DaughterLisa Taylor
2005Alone in the DarkAline Cedrac
2005The Crow: Wicked PrayerLola BryneStraight-to-video
2005Silent PartnerDinaStraight-to-video
2006IncubusJayStraight-to-video
2007If I Had Known I Was a GeniusStephanieStraight-to-video
20077-10 Split/StrikeLindsay / Lil RenoStraight-to-video
2008Senior Skip DayEllen HarrisStraight-to-video
2008Clean Break/Unnatural CausesJulia McKayStraight-to-video
2010Land of CanaanAmy
2011The FieldsBonnie
2012American ReunionVictoria 'Vicky' Lathum
2013Last CallLindsayPost-production
2013SharknadoApril Wexler
2014Sharknado 2: The Second OneApril Wexler
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Saved by the Bell: The New ClassSandyEpisode "Squash It"
1995Days of our LivesAshley5 episodes
1996California DreamsSarahEpisode "Graduation Day"
2003–2005ScrubsDanni Sullivan11 episodes
2004QuintupletsMs. FoleyEpisode "Teacher's Pet"
2004KnotsEmilyTV movie
2005–2006TaradiseHerselfSeries regular
2007Wild 'n OutHerself1 episode
2008VipersNicky SwiftTV movie
2011Celebrity Big Brother 8 (UK)HerselfReality TV
2013Fashion PoliceHerselfGuest
2013Lemon La Vida LocaHerselfMockumentary

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Samantha (2001-08-27). "Pie's Cutie". People. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Tara Reid : Tara Reid Pictures, Tara Reid Wallpapers". Mstarareid.com. 1975-11-08. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Professional Children's School: Distinguished Alumni". Pcs-nyc.org. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Tara Reid — Profile, Latest News and Related Articles". Eonline.com. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  5. ^ Everett, Cristina (14 December 2009). "Tara Reid poses topless for Playboy magazine's 'massive double' issue". Daily News. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Tara Reid talks about making her new 'Big Lebowski 2' spoof for FunnyOrDie -- EXCLUSIVE Entertainment Weekly. 29 March 2011
  7. ^ Fitzmaurice, Sarah (2011-09-02). "Celebrity Big Brother:Tara Reid is third person to be evicted". dailymail.co.uk (London). Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Tara Reid Official Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  9. ^ "It's Finally Over for Tara Reid and Carson Daly". Buzzle.com. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Us Exclusive: Tara Admits to Botched Implants, Liposuction". Usmagazine.com. 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  11. ^ Cara Alwill (2010-01-21). "Tara Reid And Boyfriend Michael Axtmann Are Engaged » Hollywood Crush". hollywoodcrush.mtv.com. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  12. ^ "Tara Reid And Boyfriend Michael Axtmann called off wedding»". 
  13. ^ Garcia, Jennifer. "Tara Reid Marries in Greece". People.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  14. ^ "Tara Reid's 'husband' denies marrying her- MSN Starlounge Photo Gallery". Starlounge.ie.msn.com. 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  15. ^ "Tara Reid engaged and married in one day". CNN. August 15, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Tara Reids marriage to Zack Kehayov is over, it was never legal anyway". 

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